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5 bedroom country house for sale

Kelly, Lifton

Sold STC £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive Country House
  • 5 Double Bedrooms
  • 4 Receptions & Conservatory
  • 1 Acre of Landscaped Grounds
  • Historic Walled Garden
  • Various Outbuildings
  • Double Garage
  • Annexe Potential
  • EPC Band D (63)

Full description

This IMPRESSIVE and SUBSTANTIAL, 3,000sq.ft FAMILY HOME occupies a delightful position within the PICTURESQUE rural hamlet of Kelly, some 7 miles from Tavistock, boasting AN ACRE of beautifully LANDSCAPED and walled GARDENS, 5 double bedrooms, 4 receptions, DOUBLE GARAGE, OUTBUILDINGS and views. An additional 1.5-acre paddock is available by separate negotiation.

Built in the late 1970s, the house is positioned to take advantage of some fine views to the north and south. The hamlet of Kelly, some 7 miles from Tavistock and 6 from Launceston, is comprised of just 7 dwellings and the historic, Grade I Listed Kelly House, which dates to the 12th Century.

Internally, the house's expansive accommodation is spread across two floors and amounts to almost 3,000sq.ft (not including the garages, office or outbuildings), being arranged in a flowing fashion perfectly suited to an active family or those who like to accommodate guests.

On the ground floor, access is gained through a portico-style open porch into a large reception hall, from which doors lead off to the kitchen on one side and the spacious, double-aspect sitting room on the other. From the sitting room, an archway leads into the dining room which in turn leads back into the kitchen. The kitchen, very much the centrepiece of the ground floor accommodation, is fitted with a range of quality units and complemented well by a separate utility/boot room and a walk-in pantry. To the side of the kitchen one can also find a snug room, which in turn gives access to the southwest-facing conservatory. Finally, on the ground floor are a dedicated study and a cloakroom, both located off a side hall, again with access from the kitchen.

At first floor level there are 5 double bedrooms, including a master bedroom complete with a range of fitted wardrobes and a shower room en suite, in addition to a sizeable 4-piece family bathroom. All are accessed from a bright and airy galleried landing, giving a sense of space.

Outside, the house is approached across a sweeping gravelled drive and surrounded by a series of carefully landscaped gardens and enclosures, each beautifully arranged with a plethora of flowering plants, mature shrubs and trees, whilst the property's main lawn extends away on the house's southern side. There is a large patio and seating area on this side of the house too, ideal for dining alfresco or for spilling out onto when entertaining guests or family. An historic brick wall, originally forming part of the formal gardens to Kelly House, meanders through the gardens adding a degree of character and privacy, whilst two greenhouses, a machinery store, workshop, garden store and gardener's WC can all be found around the grounds. Finally, there is a detached double garage adjacent to the house with an adjoining office/hobbies room.

Given the extent of the accommodation and the range of external buildings, there are options to create an annexe if required, although the house is certainly big enough for two-family occupancy as-is.

This exceptional rural home, with its many features and extensive grounds, must be viewed to be fully appreciated and we would encourage an internal inspection at the earliest opportunity.

Ground Floor -

Open Porch -

Reception Hall - 13'4 x 9'9 (4.06m x 2.97m) -

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19'0 x 12'5 (5.79m x 3.78m) - Double glazed windows to front; German manufactured "Almimo" under-lit base and wall-mounted units including two china display cabinets with Corian moulded worktops, incorporating a one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap over; dual fan-assisted double oven with built-in microwave over; integral halogen hob with extractor in canopy over; integrated fridge and freezer; Miele dishwasher; two skirting fan assisted radiators run off the central heating system; telephone point; ceramic tiled splash backs.

Walk-In Pantry - 9'0 x 7'6 (2.74m x 2.29m) - Obscure double glazed window to side; range of base and wall-mounted units with roll top work surfaces; appliance space; fitted shelves to one wall; extractor.

Utility - 12'0 x 8'11 (3.66m x 2.72m) - Double glazed window to rear with views to the garden; half obscure glazed door to outside; single drainer stainless steel sink unit with twin taps over; plumbed for automatic washing machine and vented for tumble dryer; cupboard housing the floor standing oil boiler which also serves domestic hot water; fitted shelving to one wall.

Snug - 13'10 x 11'11 (4.22m x 3.63m) -

Conservatory - 12'0 x 10'8 (3.66m x 3.25m) -

Dining Room - 14'11 x 14'1 (4.55m x 4.29m) - Double glazed windows to rear enjoying lovely views over the garden and countryside beyond; radiator; arch to:-

Sitting Room - 22'5 x 19'7 narrowing to 11'9" (6.83m x 5.97m narr - Double glazed windows to the front and rear enjoying views; 2 radiators; feature fireplace with real flame effect LPG gas fire with marble inset over a raised marble hearth; four wall light points; telephone point; TV point.

Side Hall - 12'4 x 7'7 (3.76m x 2.31m) - Half obscure double glazed door to front; radiator; site of coat hooks; deep storage cupboard/wine store also housing the electricity meter and fuse box.

Cloakroom - 8'9" x 4'0" (2.67m x 1.22m) -

Study - 12'0 x 9'1 (3.66m x 2.77m) -

First Floor -

Galleried Landing - Double glazed windows to front with views; 2 radiators; access to insulated loft with retractable ladder; shelved linen cupboard; airing cupboard with slatted shelving.

Master Bedroom - 14'2 x 15'5 into wardrobes (4.32m x 4.70m into war - Double glazed windows overlooking front; range of built-in wardrobes with central dressing table, light and mirror; (access from within the wardrobes can be gained into a useful loft space above the lobby which could be converted into a dressing area if required); two wall light points; telephone point.

En-Suite Shower Room - 7'2 x 7'11 (2.18m x 2.41m) - Obscure double glazed window; corner shower cubicle with electric shower; low-flush WC with concealed cistern; wash-hand basin set in vanity with storage cupboards under; heated towel rail; ceramic tiled splash backs.

Bedroom 2 - 19'7 x 11'9 (5.97m x 3.58m) -

Bedroom 3 - 14'11 x 11'5 (4.55m x 3.48m) -

Bedroom 4 - 13'0 x 11'2 (3.96m x 3.40m) -

Bedroom 5 - 11'9 x12'0 (3.58m x 3.66m) -

Family Bathroom - 7'2 x 13'9 (2.18m x 4.19m) - Obscure double glazed window; corner spa bath; low-level WC with concealed cistern; wash-hand basin set in vanity with cupboards and roll-top display over; corner shower with electric shower; ladder radiator/towel rail; ceramic tiled to full wall height; shaver point; ceramic tiled flooring.

Outside -

Detached Garage - 36'8 x 22'6 (11.18m x 6.86m) - Arranged in two bays with independent power and light, insulated roofs and automatic remote controlled up and over doors.
Attached to the garage block is:-

Office/Hobbies Room - 18'3 x 6'6 (5.56m x 1.98m) - Half double glazed entrance door; double glazed window to the side and further obscure double glazed window; power and light; E7 heater; fitted shelving; telephone point.

Gardens - The gardens extend to approximately an acre and are set into carefully segregated areas to create interest around the property, being an undoubted feature in their own right. The drive is flanked by level lawn with ornamental trees and shrubs with steps leading down to a sunken courtyard adjacent to the front entrance. To the rear is a paved south-facing terrace with water feature enjoying the lovely views over the surrounding countryside and providing a delightful outside entertaining space. A further lawned area surrounded by mature hedging conceals a charming child's fairytale wendy house. There is a mature orchard with fruit trees including cooking and eating apples and a productive kitchen garden with raised beds, an aluminium framed greenhouse with water butts and composting corner. Glimpses of the Church can been seen from here. Adjacent to the conservatory and behind the garage is a further area of lawned garden with a second aluminium framed greenhouse, water butts and Bunded oil tank. There are outside lights and water taps around the property.

Garden Store - 25'4 x 8'8 (7.72m x 2.64m) - Double timber entrance doors; two Velux windows; power and light.

Workshop - 20'7 x 12'0 (6.27m x 3.66m) - Timber entrance door; two Velux windows; power and light; telephone point.

Store - 11'0 x 5'7 (3.35m x 1.70m) - Double timber entrance doors; power and light; external canopy.

Gardener's Wc -

Agent's Note - An additional paddock (filled green on our plan) of approximately 1.5 acres, with direct access from both the property and the parish lane, is available by separate negotiation.

Directions - From Tavistock, proceed northwest out of the town on the New Launceston Road. Pass through the village of Lamerton and after roughly half a mile turn right at the crossroads with Carr's Garage, signposted Lifton and Chillaton. After a further mile, take the left-hand turning to Kelly and follow the lane for just over two miles, then take the left-hand turning, signposted to Kelly and Meadwell, shortly after the lane returns to a two-lane road. Follow the lane for just over a mile, passing through Meadwell, to Kelly, whereupon the property will be identified as the second entrance gate on the left-hand side.

Viewing - To view this property, please contact our Tavistock branch on 01822 612458.

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